The Economist interviews a british architect building multistory timber buildings. 75% less co2, faster construction on site. Cross laminated timber:
Aredwood: Already being done in NZ.
gzt: Demolition progressing. Construction due to start August with completion March 2019:
Thanks for that - very interesting.
I don't know if the counterweight system they are using is all that new? They use similar things on tall buildings all around the world to counteract lateral movement from wind forces,which I imagine would also work for earthquakes.